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Antipsychotics are medicines used to manage major psychiatric illness like delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Long-term use of antipsychotics causes side effects like impotence, weight gain, gynecomastia, etc.

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I am suffering from irritability, anger, and mood disorder. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from irritability, anger, and mood disorder. I am taking Qutan 25 once at night, but the improvement is not good. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Punya Mulky

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I understand it must be difficult for you. But it would be helpful if you could elaborate more about your irritability and anger. How long you have had this problem? Do you get irritated due to some reason or nothing at all? Why exactly wou...  Read Full »

I am suffering from OCD and anxiety. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing OCD and anxiety for the past nine years, but for the last five years, I have been feeling extreme tingling sensations in my head. I visited psychiatrists, and they attributed this tingling to anxiety. Consequently, I started taking antipsychotics as prescribed b...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.Yes, tingling may be one of the symptoms of anxiety, but it is not always present. Since you mentioned feeling improvement after starting anti-anxiety medication, it seems that the tingling is indeed a symptom of anxiety in your case. TMS (trans...  Read Full »

I am taking antidepressants for a long time and suffering from erectile dysfunction. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old. I am taking the following medicines for the past seven years, but I am extremely suffering from erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. What can I do? I take Bisoprolol 2.5 mg once daily, Flupentixol and Melitracen (0.5mg+10mg) once daily, Theophylline 400 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Why are you taking anti-depressant and antipsychotic drugs, that too for so long time? Why these medicines were started? Are you also suffering from some heart problems? Please reply so that I may guide you accordingly. Regarding erectile dysfunction, most of the antide...  Read Full »

My fiance is suffering from bipolar disorder. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,My fiance and I have been together for five years, and she has been taking Lithium for bipolar disorder. We are living in an apartment, and she accuses me of being a cheater. She has no reasoning other than that I am communicating with people upstairs through the walls. There are men and w...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, there are two possibilities regarding her illness. Either she was diagnosed wrongly with bipolar disorder as there are no symptoms in the description that indicate bipolar disorder. If she t...  Read Full »

Should I continue Arpizol and Pacitane for schizophrenia?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with schizophrenia before 7 years. I used to take Sulpitac early in the treatment and then I was prescribed Nexipride for a year. For the last three years, I am taking Arpizol 10 mg and Pacitane 2 mg. My age is 30 now and I want to get out of schizophrenia as soon as possi...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Schizophrenia is a chronic neuropsychiatric illness with changes in behavior, thought, perception and a lot of other psychiatric symptoms. Sulpitac (Amisulpride), Nexipride (Levosulpiride) and Arpizol (Aripiprazole) are antipsychotic drugs...  Read Full »

I am schizophrenic. Can I taper my medications after recovery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am schizophrenic but recovered. I would like to know what next after recovering symptomatically, functionally and cognitively over 2 years now. Do I get to gradually taper off my medications? Do I get back the level of energy I had during my pre-psychotic period before my first relapse...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Good to know that you have recovered from Schizophrenic episode. You can gradually improve your functioning by following a bio-psycho-social rehabilitation model. If this is first episode psychosis, many guidelines suggest continuing antipsychotics for 1-2 years afte...  Read Full »

What is the treatment of mania?

Query: Hello doctor, What is the treatment of mania? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The treatment option for mania is many including antipsychotic such as Arpizole and other antipsychotic, and mood stabilizing drug such as Sodium valproate or Lithium and/or Carbamazepine. The choice of drug depends upon the patients choice and side-effects profile of ...  Read Full »

I am taking Risperidone along with Wellbutrin. Would not these cancel each other out?

Query: Hi doctor, I had two psychotic episodes last year and was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. I have recently prescribed Risperidone (1 mg) in combination with Wellbutrin (150 mg). One is a dopamine blocker while the other is a dopamine reuptake inhibitor. Would not these cancel each other o...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The short answer to your question is no. They do not cancel each other out. You may be aware that Risperidone (a dopamine antagonist) is prescribed as an antipsychotic and also helps to stabilize mood whereas Wellbutrin (Bupropion- norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhi...  Read Full »

My mother has schizo depressive disorder. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Before three years, my mother was diagnosed with schizo depressive disorder, when she lost her husband. She is having irritable bowel syndrome and diabetes mellitus. Now at present, she is taking Nexito 10 mg (Escitalopram), Hexinor 2 mg (Trihexyphenidyl Hydrochloride) both taken during d...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to She is not getting enough antipsychotic medications. If she has hallucinations and a cognitive problem, then she needs an adequate amount of antipsychotic for a long time. She is on Quetiapine 100 mg which is not a full dose to her, or it is also not responding. So, eit...  Read Full »

My friend is being treated for schizophrenia. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I need a psychiatric opinion for my good friend who has been treated for catatonic schizophrenia. She is a 27 year old European woman. She had in total three episodes of catatonia that required hospitalization. But I suspect it may have been depression instead, since she volunteered h...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have read the query and after reading the history of hers I can tell you that these symptoms suggest more towards some neurotic illness specifically depression rather than catatonic schizophrenia. In catatonic schizophrenia patients s...  Read Full »

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